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5 Things You Should Know About Filing an Uber Accident Claim

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We want to help anyone recover from an Uber accident

(whether they need a lawyer or not)

Let’s face it: Uber has taken the transportation industry by storm. You and I frequently turn on Uber for its convenience and decent price tag. But guess what? More Uber rides mean more Uber-related accidents happening. If you’ve recently been in an Uber accident, either as a driver, passenger, or a third party, don’t freak out (or try not to). We are here to tell you everything you need to know about filing an Uber accident claim.

  1. If You Find Yourself in an Uber Accident

You’ve gotten into an accident. It sucks. Trust us, we know. However, there are steps you can take to handle the situation effectively.

Firstly, ensure the safety of everyone involved. Call the police and the paramedics. It is important that you seek medical help for any injuries.

Take photos of all damages and provide necessary information to Uber and/or the police. Take down license plate numbers as well as insurance information.

2. Report Your Accident to Uber

Through the Uber app, file the “I was in an accident” form under the “Trip and Fare Review” menu option if you were a passenger or driver. If you were a third party, submit the “Third Party Incident Notice” form via the Uber website.

3. Why You Should File an Uber Accident Claim

You might be thinking: ‘the incident was minor and I barely feel anything. I don’t need to involve the police or lawyers.’ Don’t just walk it off. No matter how small the accident was, it is crucial to report it.

This starts the documentation process. Make sure to record details about any injuries or damages to yourself or the cars for reference in the future.

Side note: California law requires accidents with injuries be reported within 10 days of the incident. So file a report – it’s better safe than sorry!

4. Start Your Path to Recovery

After your accident, you want to get back on your feet as quickly as possible. Continue to see doctors to receive treatment for any injuries. Filing an accident claim will help get your financial situation in order. This starts the negotiation process and gets you on the right track for financial recovery. Your report, as well as any photos or documentation, will serve as evidence in case you need to go to court in the future. (We don’t want to go there, but we will if we need to.)

5. Do I Need an Uber Accident Lawyer?

While Uber has a $1 million coverage policy to protect people injured in Uber accidents, the company will often deny claims. You don’t want to be lowballed by a huge corporation while you struggle to cover all of the damages and injuries. It may be useful to contact a personal injury lawyer to protect your interests and ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve. Contact our specialized team of Uber accident lawyers at Beverly Law Firm and we will get back to you.

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